International Trade Centre (ITC) and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) are implementers of the Coconut Industry Development Expansion and Enhanced Support for the Caribbean. IICA will collaborate with the ITC and CARDI to identify the most suitable enterprises, based on their value chain study, to benefit from support under the SPS project.
A key area of intervention of the Coconut Project is the creation and reinforcement of food safety standards and strengthening of Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) and quality compliance systems. As compliance with international SPS measures is a common intervention of the two projects, ITC and CARDI will collaborate with IICA to aid in the facilitation of positive outcomes and outputs that benefit both the Coconut and SPS Projects.
The ITC, established in 1964, is dedicated to supporting the internationalisation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). In alignment with ITC’s goals, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) is dedicated to conducting research and development that seeks to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the agricultural sector in the Caribbean region.